Fall, 2011

Kitto - Math 150 Syllabus


Math 150 - Calculus and Analytic Geometry (5 units)
M/W 8:00 - 10:30 am, Room APL103



Dr. Rebecca Kitto


OF1 118


722-6300 ext.6423




Mon/Wed  2:45 – 3:45 pm

Tues/Thurs. 12:00 – 1:30 pm

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Calculus of a Single Variable, 9th edition, by Larson, Hostetler, and Edwards

Brooks/Cole Publisher


In order to be successful in calculus you must have taken Precalculus (Math 140) or both College Algebra (Math 130) and Trigonometry (Math 135). 



Your course grade will be determined by:

  1. Chapter tests (100 points each)
  2. A series of ten minute quizzes and written lessons (100 points total)
  3. Daily homework (50 points total)
  4. Final Exam (100 points)

The cutoff percentages for A, B, C, and D are 90, 80, 70, 60%. The cutoff lines may be adjusted downward, depending on class performance and/or homework. The final exam will be comprehensive. Click here to view the calendar of lecture topics and exams.



You will have a ten minute quiz or collaborative exercise at least once a week. Quiz problems will be taken from the homework exercises. All “quizzes” will be averaged to provide another possible100 points. (The two lowest quiz scores will be dropped.)



Homework is assigned “daily” and will be collected at every class meeting, checked for completeness but not accuracy, and returned to you. It is your responsibility to check your answers with those in the book. A complete homework record will earn a maximum of 50 points. Click here to view the Homework Schedule. 



No make-up tests will be given. If you know in advance that you must miss a test, you may take it early.  Your lowest chapter test score will be dropped.  A zero for a missed exam will then be your lowest and will be discarded.



Please feel free to come to me outside of class for help. I have five formal office hours per week, as listed above, and I am available at other times by appointment. You may also get help on a drop-in basis from an instructor or a student aid in the Math Lab (located in the Learning Center), during the lab hours as posted.

An added note: students have reported getting help by using “Paul’s Online Math Notes” and other websites – Google it


SLO stands for Student Learning Outcomes.  SLOs are broad, measurable goals of student learning that are overarching outcomes for a course or program.  SLOs will be used by faculty and college staff to analyze student learning needs, to enhance student services, to evaluate course and program effectiveness, and to influence decisions regarding college planning and operations.  The SLOs for Math 150 can be viewed at:



If you have a legally protected disability under the Americas with Disabilities Act (ADA) or California discrimination law, and you believe you need reasonable accommodation to participate fully in this class, please make an appointment to see me during my private office hours to discuss your need.



(a)Violation of the Academic Honesty Policy:  Dishonesty, including but not limited to, cheating or plagiarism.  Plagiarism – from the Latin word for “kidnap” – involves using another’s work without giving proper credit, whether done accidentally or on purpose.  This includes not only words and ideas but also graphs, artwork, music, maps, statistics, diagrams, scientific data, software, films, videos and the like.  Plagiarism is plagiarism whether the material is from published or unpublished sources.  It does not matter whether ideas are stolen, bought, downloaded from the Internet or written for the student by someone else – it is still plagiarism.  Even if only bits and pieces of other sources are used, or outside sources reworded, they must still be cited.  To avoid problems, students should cite any source(s) and check with the instructor before submitting an assignment or project.  Students are always responsible for any plagiarism in their work.

(b)An instructor who determines that a student has cheated or plagiarized has the right to give an “F” grade for the assignment or examination.